North West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place through the week. A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern interior of the continent and will remain slow moving this week. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the northeast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe, with possible heavy falls in the southeast. Winds northeast to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

Wednesday 22 November

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely. Heavy falls possible. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers and storms. Mount Isa 21 32

Thursday 23 November

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon, with possible heavy falls in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 24 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 25 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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